Ex-carrier employee sentenced for role in SIM-swapping scheme

A former sales representative of a mobile carrier has been sentenced after accepting bribes to perform SIM-swapping attacks.  This week, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) said that Stephen Defiore,…

South African police arrest eight men suspected of targeting widows in romance scams

South African police have arrested eight suspects in connection to romance scams that defrauded at least 100 women. The gang used “sob stories” as a lure to push women —…

Over 80% of Brits Deluged with Scam Calls and Texts

Over 80% of Brits Deluged with Scam Calls and Texts Some 45 million Brits received fraudulent phone calls and texts over the summer, according to new data from Ofcom. The UK’s…

All You Need to Know About DNS Spoofing to Keep Your Organization Safe

This post is also available in: Danish The DNS in and of itself has never been secure. Being created in the 1980s when the Internet was a complete novelty, protection…

DOJ Sues Robocaller to Pay Massive Fine

DOJ Sues Robocaller to Pay Massive Fine The United States' Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking to recover a financial penalty of nearly $10m that was imposed on a man…

#ISC2Congress: How to Mitigate Evolving Insider Threats

#ISC2Congress: How to Mitigate Evolving Insider Threats The changing nature of insider threats was described by Lisa Forte, founder, Red Goat Cyber Security, during a keynote presentation at this week’s virtual ISC2…

Gummy Browsers: The New Cyberattack Developed by Researchers

Academic experts from a U.S. university designed a new type of cyberattack dubbed Gummy Browsers. Its main characteristics include the capturing of fingerprints and also tricking the browser. Gummy Browsers…

Palo Alto warns of BEC-as-a-service, finds average wire fraud attempted is $567,000 with peak of $6 million

Business email compromise (BEC) continues to cost victims thousands — and sometimes millions — of dollars, according to a new report from Palo Alto Networks’ threat research group Unit 42.…

Data Scrapers Expose 2.6 Million Instagram and TikTok Users

Data Scrapers Expose 2.6 Million Instagram and TikTok Users Security researchers have discovered over two million social media user profiles scraped from the internet after they were unwittingly exposed online…

Google Crushes YouTube Cookie-Stealing Channel Hijackers

Google has caught and brushed off a bunch of cookie-stealing YouTube channel hijackers who were running cryptocurrency scams on, or auctioning off, ripped-off channels.  Google has caught and brushed off…